May 2013 | Ideal Bride Magazine
Help & Advice
Not sure when key parts of the day should take place? We've provided brides and grooms with a guide to help them decide how they want their day to run. This is a traditional running order of a wedding day, but after all it is your day and you decide what happens and when.
The person or persons performing the marriage ceremony will have a full order of service.
A chance for everyone to relax and have a welcome drink. Giving the bride and groom time to have more photos taken.
No set rule for when these should take place, but traditionally they start after the dessert and in the following order.
You may choose to take your photos outside your venue and include your guests.
The first meal of married life - traditionally known as the wedding breakfast, the menu is chosen by the bride and groom.
Traditionally this speech introduces the bride to the groom's family, filled with praise and happy memories.
May include thanks to the brides parents for their help and support with the wedding. An ideal opportunity for the groom to address his new wife. Finishing with a toast to the attendants.
Announced by the master of ceremonies or the best man. The couple make the first cut and then the cake is taken away to be sliced for the guests.
It is the role of the best mans speech to introduce the groom to the bride's family. It is expected that the speech will include amusing stories involving the groom and a toast to the happy couple.
The newlyweds take to the floor for their first dance as husband and wife to a song of their choice. It is then tradition for the bride to dance with her father and the groom to dance with his mother.
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